Posts from December 2014

MA Wildlife Documentary Production graduate wins award at Wildlife Conservation Film Festival

9 December 2014

Yasmin White is the latest MA Wildlife Documentary Production student to achieve success at a major international film festival. She follows in the footsteps of Shaz Syed, who was recently nominated for the ‘Best Emerging Science Filmmaker’ award at the Jackson Hole film festival and Tom Rowland, who won the award for ‘Best Cinematography’ for his film Adapting Anolis at the Screentest National Student Film awards earlier this year.

BA Journalism: Broadcast Graduate needs your votes!

5 December 2014
Sufi Surfers

Sufi Surfers: A documentary by Fizah Tahir

BA Journalism Broadcast graduate Fizah Tahir is in the running for the Mokhtar Awards, a film festival held in Paris, which celebrates films that are related to spirituality, Islam and Muslims. Voting is currently in progress in order to decide which ten films entered into the competition will make it into the final shortlist for the festival, which takes place from 26 – 28 December.

A total of 20 films will be chosen for the festival, 10 by the judging panel and 10 by public vote. These films will then compete for the chance to win prizes in various categories. As her film is a documentary, she stands to win €10,000 if her film is picked as a winner. read more

BA Design Management graduate lands dream job at Bury FC

5 December 2014

Gemma Goodall at Bury FC

Everybody has their dream job in mind, but very few people actually get to do it. For Gemma Goodall, Salford graduate from 2009, she’s not only doing it but she’s not had to move very far away from home to find it. Gemma is Bury born and bred and a lifelong fan of Bury FC, having been taken to games by her dad from a young age. Today she’s the Marketing and Media Manager for the Club and enjoying every second of the matches that she attends over the season. These days she sits in the press box and at the home matches at Gigg Lane; her dad sits immediately in front of her! read more

BATAR student faces fear of snakes live on Shock Radio

5 December 2014

Mike Pickson on Shock Radio

BA (Hons) TV and Radio students at the University of Salford based at MediaCityUK, had a special guest on their live show on Thursday – a 12ft albino Burmese Python named Casper.

The show, which aired live on Shock Radio, focussed on fears and phobia, and the highlight was an attempt to challenge BATAR student Mike Pickston, to face up to his fear of snakes by presenting some of the hour-long show with Casper draped around him. Also featured on the show was hypnotherapist Karin Momberg, who helped Mike through the experience. read more